Executive Director's Report • February 2024

Connecting Lawyers With Career Opportunities

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A new year is often a time of bew beginnings. Perhaps you’re in the market for a new job or ready to bring in new people to your firm or legal department. If such changes are on your horizon for 2024, the Texas Bar Career Center can help.

The Career Center is hosted online at texasbar.com/careercenter. It’s a great tool for both legal job seekers and those looking to hire them. Right now, more than 50,000 job seekers and nearly 5,000 employers are registered with the service.

Anyone seeking a job in the legal profession can create a free account. Just head over to the site, open the “Job Seekers” menu, and click on “My Account” to get started.

Once you have an account, you can upload your resume. (You can even get it reviewed by experts at the site if you like.) Browse job listings from all over Texas and beyond and read employer profiles in the Company Directory.

After you’ve posted your resume, take note of these other ways to keep abreast of opportunities through the Career Center. First, you can sign up to receive job alerts on specific types of positions that interest you. Second, subscribe to Job Flash emails. These are sent out every two weeks and always contain numerous openings.

The Career Center is more than just job listings, though. It also includes a Career Planning Portal with a variety of articles to help lawyers advance in their careers. Find interviewing tips, career insights like data on salaries and demographics, and other topics—all at no cost. The portal even can connect you with a job coach if you’re looking to hire expert help in your job search.

If you’re an employer looking to hire for an open legal position, the Texas Bar Career Center has many ways to help you reach the industry’s top candidates. In addition to posting your job opportunity at the site, you can list it in the Job Flash email, purchase banner ads, and more.

Most job postings have an associated cost. However, employers can post 30-day contract lawyer job listings free of charge to help lawyers looking for contract work.

We at the State Bar of Texas are proud to connect lawyers with legal career opportunities. I hope you’ll check out the Texas Bar Career Center and see all that it has to offer.


Executive Director, State Bar of Texas
Editor in Chief, Texas Bar Journal

Trey Apffel can be reached at 512-427-1500, trey.apffel@texasbar.com, or @ApffelT on X (formerly Twitter).

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